# [texhax] Book document class

Thu Dec 14 13:27:36 CET 2006

On Dec 13, 2006, at 3:07 PM, Donald F Nelson wrote:

> I am writing a book using LaTeX using document class
> "book." I wish to make the title page in a consistent font with the
> default font used in Chapter headings, which I find acceptable. How

Investigate how \chapter is defined, then \renecommand'' \maketitle.

You can either dig directly into the source (source2e.pdf the typeset
version of source2e) or check things manually, e.g.:

\documentclass{book}
\begin{document}
\show\chapter
\end{document}

\documentclass{book}
\begin{document}
\makeatletter
\show\@chapter
\makeatother
\end{document}

\documentclass{book}
\begin{document}
\makeatletter
\makeatother
\end{document}

which suggests that the command to use in redefining \maketitle would
be \Huge\bfseries if I'm reading things right.

There is a titling package on CTAN which will help in this, or you
can dig through the archives here where there's been discussion on it
in the past, or you could use the memoir package which has excellent
documentation on this sort of thing, as well as shorter typeset
source than all of LaTeX.

William

--
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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